Murder

July 22, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced in the stabbing death of his girlfriend after a judge denied his motion to withdraw an earlier guilty plea. Dylan Barber, 26, was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years for the June 2018 death of MacKenzie Payne, 22, of Emporia...
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July 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
Officials say a 41-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in the fatal shooting last month of a transgender woman. Television station KMBC reports that Marcus Lewis is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the June 25 death of 32-year-...
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July 20, 2019 - 2:26 pm
A northeastern Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder, rape and aggravated criminal sodomy in the death of a woman. 28-year-old Felipe Chavez Jr., of Shawnee, was charged Saturday in the death of 30-year-old Lucia Frayre, of Kansas City. Police say the charges stem from a July 13...
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July 15, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. Steven Meredith, 33, of Junction City, entered the plea Friday. His trial had been scheduled to start Monday. Prosecutors...
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June 28, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Salt Lake City police chief Mike Brown says Ayoola A. Ajayi will be charged with aggravated murder, kidnaping and desecration of a body in the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck. Watch the latest video at
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June 27, 2019 - 7:26 pm
A Kansas man pleaded guilty to kidnapping and killing a woman who he left to die in woods in suburban Kansas City. Korrey Raine White Rinke, 25 of Ottawa, had been charged with capital murder and rape in the 2016 death of Julianna Pappas. 46, of Overland Park. Under a plea deal announced Tuesday,...
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June 23, 2019 - 12:49 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has refused to shorten the time a man will spend in prison over a November 2014 murder in McPherson County that authorities say he planned. The court ruled unanimously Friday against Samuel Darrah of McPherson. He pleaded no contest to charges including first-degree murder...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:34 pm
Court paperwork shows immunity has been offered to a man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple's teenage daughter and her friend. The June 14 filing says Ronnie Dean Busick, 67, was offered immunity in exchange for information in...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:24 pm
A Topeka man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Thursday that David Wood Jr., 43, is charged in the death of Kyong "Carol" Wood, 69. He is also charged with felony interference with law enforcement. Investigators say...
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June 14, 2019 - 6:43 pm
A man has been sentenced to 46 years and two months in prison for breaking into a Topeka home with three other people and killing a man after they robbed a doughnut shop. Erion Kirtdoll, 25, was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the death of Tyrone Baggett...
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